The Stats Behind Leicester City’s Revival

The Stats Behind Leicester City’s Revival

Leicester City – the club that has made a habit of confounding the pundits. When they were relegation candidates towards the end of 2014-15, they launched a fierce rearguard that ensured that they stayed up. When they were the least likely club in the Premier League to win the title, they went ahead and won it. And when earlier this season, experts were predicting at least a mid-table finish for the Champions, they landed themselves in a soup by game …
Claudio Ranieri: Why His Sacking Was Justified

Claudio Ranieri: Why His Sacking Was Justified

Liverpool - Klopp Brain Freeze moments stacking up

Liverpool - Klopp Brain Freeze moments stacking up

On a night when the football world was hoping Liverpool would thrash Leicester as punishment for sacking one of the last few gentlemen in the game, Claudio Ranieri, it was typical that Liverpool would  capitulate into what has become their standard state of mediocrity in 2017. The spurs blitz a fortnight ago just an anomaly amidst a myriad of lacklustre performances. It had been 16 days since Liverpool's last match, so the excuse of fatigue could not be used at …
Leicester City vs Liverpool Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Leicester City vs Liverpool Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Leicester host Liverpool on Monday night and there will be a weird atmosphere around the KP Stadium as it will be the first match since the sacking of Claudio Ranieri. It was done with the club's best interests at heart, as the board felt that the Italian was going to relegate them. However, it hasn't been well received by several notable pundits and it will be interesting to see how the Leicester supporters react as they had a great relationship …
Leicester City’s Disappearing Act of Riyad Mahrez and Jamie Vardy: An Example of Regression to the Mean

Leicester City’s Disappearing Act of Riyad Mahrez and Jamie Vardy: An Example of Regression to the Mean

Last season, Riyad Mahrez and Jamie Vardy were two of the most exciting and prised properties in the Premiership. It was considered a tossup over which one was the most coveted. Vardy was named the Premier League Player of the Season and the FWA Player of the Year while Mahrez won the PFA Player of the Year Award as well as Leicester City’s Player of the Season. No surprise that during the summer transfer window Riyad Mahrez and Jamie Vardy …
Early contenders for the 2016-17 Golden Boot

Early contenders for the 2016-17 Golden Boot

The latest Premier League season is well and truly up and running now and after five league games, there have already been a number of players who have stood out from the crowd. Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino have been outstanding for Liverpool, whilst Kelechi Iheanacho and Marcus Rashford have continued to make a name for themselves as two of the best academy graduates in England. Zlatan Ibrahimovic has made an impressive start to life at Manchester United and Romelu …
Liverpool v Leicester City Preview | Team News, Key Men and Stats

Liverpool v Leicester City Preview | Team News, Key Men and Stats

On September 10th, Liverpool play at Anfield for the first time this season as they play host to the Champions, Leicester City. After playing their first three matches of the season away from home because of renovations to Anfield, Jurgen Klopp's side will finally get to play in front of their home fans again. Both teams have got off to sup-par starts this season.  After a huge 4-3 win away to Arsenal, Liverpool have only one point from their other two …
Analysing Lucas Perez's Move to Arsenal

Analysing Lucas Perez's Move to Arsenal

On August 30th, Arsenal finally confirmed the signing of Deportivo La Coruna striker Lucas Perez.  The 27 year-old has signed for a reported 17.1m from Deportivo.  After multiple summers of Arsenal fans begging Arsene Wenger to sign another striker, Wenger has finally given in and brought in the Spaniard. The signing of Perez gives this Arsenal squad some much needed striker depth.  The long term injury to Danny Welbeck made striker a position of priority this summer.  With Welbeck's injury, …
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